(Closed) When to give wedding gift if not attending

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
1552 posts
Bumble bee

I would give it just before the wedding so in the approaching weeks, maybe with a card that just says you will be thinking of them on their wedding day and hope they have an amazing day. Anything up to a month before is probably fine. 

Post # 3
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t think it matters much and I don’t think there is a specific timeframe to do so.  I have a few friends who can’t make it and they sent us gifts through our registry immediately after letting me know they couldn’t come (months before our wedding). It was very generous of them and we really appreciated it!  I think you can send a gift anytime and it will be appreciated. My only caveat is that right after the wedding might be a difficult time for them to receive gifts, especially if they are planning to go on a honeymoon and won’t be at home to get their gift. Depending on where they live, they might not want their gifts just sitting out. I would send it a couple weeks before their wedding at latest, or after they’ve returned from their honeymoon. But that’s just my take on it.


Post # 4
4037 posts
Honey bee

I send a gift (mostly checks) between the time I receive the invitation, to a few weeks before the wedding. I never take a card to the wedding with me – they never fit in evening bags. I’m sure the couple would prefer a check, in the weeks before the wedding, for all those expenses that pop up.

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